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Benztropine is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson-like symptoms caused by other medical problems or medications.
It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics, which work by blocking a certain natural substance (acetylcholine) in the brain. This action helps to decrease muscle stiffness, sweating, and the production of saliva, and helps improve walking ability in people with Parkinson’s disease.
In the context of Parkinson’s disease, benztropine is used to address symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and slow movements. These symptoms are caused by a deficiency of another neurotransmitter in the brain, dopamine. While benztropine doesn’t treat this dopamine deficiency, it helps balance the activity of other neurotransmitters to reduce these symptoms.
Benztropine is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease, but it can help manage the symptoms and improve quality of life.
For patients experiencing side effects from antipsychotic drugs (like haloperidol or chlorpromazine), benztropine helps manage symptoms such as muscle stiffness or spasms, and restlessness. Antipsychotic medications can disrupt the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain, leading to these side effects, and benztropine works to restore this balance.
Benztropine is available in both oral tablets and injections. While oral tablets are the more common form. Benztropine tablets are taken by mouth usually once a day at bedtime. Depending on your symptoms and response to treatment, the frequency and dosage may be adjusted by your doctor. It can be taken up to four times a day.
The exact starting dosage and frequency of benztropine will vary depending on the individual and their specific symptoms. It is usually started off at a low dose and gradually increased as needed. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and not adjust the dosage or frequency on your own.
In the United States, benztropine is available under the following brand names:
Common side effects associated with benztropine may include:
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Loss of appetite
More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:
- Difficulty or pain when urinating
- Extreme dry mouth
- Uncontrolled muscle movements
- Muscle weakness
- Vision problems such as blurred vision, tunnel vision, or seeing halos around lights
- Confusion, delusions, or hallucinations
- Skin rash
- Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
The above lists of possible side effects associated with benztropine are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking benztropine, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.
For more detailed information about benztropine, you can refer to the following sources:
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Frequently asked questions
Do You Need a Prescription for Benztropine?
Yes, Benztropine is available only with a valid prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. It is not available over the counter or without a prescription.
Can You Get an Online Prescription for Benztropine from DrHouse?
Yes, DrHouse offers online consultations with licensed healthcare providers who can provide you with a prescription for Benztropine if it is determined to be an appropriate treatment for your condition. Simply start an on-demand virtual consultation through our mobile app and consult with one of our healthcare providers from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription for Benztropine from DrHouse?
With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current RX is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:
- Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device
- Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
- Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
- Discuss your medical needs and concerns.
- If deemed appropriate, the physician will write you a prescription for benztropine or another medication that best addresses your condition.
- The prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.
What Will My Appointment for a Benztropine Prescription Look Like?
During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.
The consultation will consist of a video call where the physician will ask you questions about your symptoms, medical history, and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that the physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.
You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.
Once the physician has assessed your needs, they will determine whether a prescription for benztropine is appropriate for you. If so, they will write the prescription and send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
How Long Does It Get To Get a Prescription Online With DrHouse?
DrHouse works on an on-demand basis, which means that our doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that you can get an online prescription for benztropine at any time, no matter where you are or what time it is.
Our wait times range between 10 and 15 minutes so that you can have your prescription in hand quickly and easily.
Is It Safe to Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are fully committed to protecting your health information and privacy. Our platform is designed in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
Additionally, all of our physicians are licensed and undergo rigorous training to provide quality care to patients through telemedicine. You can trust that you will receive the same level of care online as you would at a traditional in-office visit.
Is It Legal to Prescribe Medicine Online?
Yes, it is legal for a licensed healthcare provider to prescribe medication online. DrHouse follows all laws and regulations regarding prescribing medicine and maintains strict standards to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.
Every medical professional you interact with is a U.S. licensed physician (MD or DO) who can prescribe medicine and treat patients in your state.
Can I Get a Prescription Refill for Benztropine From DrHouse?
Yes, DrHouse offers prescription refills for benztropine and other medications. Our telehealth platform allows you to easily request a refill from the comfort of your own home without needing to visit a doctor’s office.
What Is DrHouse’s Prescription Refill Policy?
Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications, that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.
In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year.